eReader and ePublishing Project

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An eReader and ePublishing platform for legal education - exploring the use of eBooks and eReaders in the delivery of digital legal learning materials. Based at the University of London International …

An eReader and ePublishing platform for legal education - exploring the use of eBooks and eReaders in the delivery of digital legal learning materials. Based at the University of London International Programmes.

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  • 1. eReaders and ePublishing for online learning “An eReader and ePublishing platform for legal education - exploring the use offor students eBooks and eReaders in the delivery of• Easy access to legal eBooks and eResources digital legal learning materials.” in a lightweight form allowing for flexible and mobile study patterns This project aims to discover whether• eResources available across multiple platforms an e-publishing platform, comprising using associated eReader software client e-reader and e-content, represents• Ownership and portability combined within a an effective delivery method for legal single, easy to setup and use device studies materials. The project is un-• Active participation in class via in-built web- dertaking controlled pilots with three browser groups (UK, Singapore, Kenya) of stu- dents on the Undergraduate Laws Pro- gramme at the University of London.for institutions• Establish a strong link wth students through The objectives of the project are to: the eReader and ePublishing platform• Just in time delivery of learning materials 1. Assess the e-reader as an effective• Push technology allows for timed release of device for delivery of resources; materials preventing information overload 2. Explore the key affordances of an e-• Cost savings over time with digital copy super- reader/e-content delivery platform ceding print-based resources in relation to usability and learning;• Encourages local content development 3. Observe, catalogue and evaluate the changes in study patterns and learning behaviour when using e- readers as opposed to hard copy;for stakeholder partners 4. Investigate whether the e-reader• Publishers broaden access to core textbooks can contribute to a sustainable edu- and eBook catalogues cational development agenda;• Authors and publishers assured of appropriate 5. Assess ownership and scalability is- digital rights management sues to help devise a usable model• Device manufacturers encourage use of eBook for transferability of outcomes; stores and wider eContent 6. Develop a set of good practice• Educational community benefit from a sustain- guidelines for the use of e-publish- able approach to learning resource develop- ing platforms in education. ment and use Kobo Touch eReader technology Project leaders Steven Warburton Patricia McKellar Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer University of London University of London This project is supported by the HEA, UKCLE and University of London in partnership with Kobo Inc., Oxford University Press and Palgrave Macmillan. More information at http://ereaderpilotproject.pbworks.com